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gofer1
25th Feb 2011, 19:28
Does Anyone Know If Kufra Airport ( Libya) Is Open , Runway Condition Etc . Trying To Arrange Emergency Lift Due Crisis.....

Mercenary Pilot
25th Feb 2011, 20:04
HLKF - Kufra Intl Airport Information

Located in Kufra, Libya : ICAO - HLKF, IATA - AKF
Fuel Available: AVGAS JET
Elevation (ft): 1367
Max. hard surfaced runway (ft): 12008 x 148
PCN:
AFTN:
Control Tower Phone:
Airport Email:
Sunrise: 5:52 AM
Sunset: 5:27 PM
Lat/Long: N24-10.4/E023-18.5
Airport Light Intensity: MEDIUM
Variation: 01E
Approaches: VOR/DME NDB
Open 24 Hours: No
Airport of Entry: Yes
SITA:
Slots Required: No
Control Tower Hours:
Airport Website:
Handling Mandatory: No

GULF PEARL AVIATION SERVICES
Phone:+218 21 563 4491
Fax:+218 21 563 4493
Email: [email protected]
www.gulfpearl.aero
AFTN: KTIPGPCX
SITA: TIPGPXH

MEDAVIA CO LTD
Phone:+356 22 490120
Fax:+356 22 490151
Email: [email protected]
Medavia aviation company Malta-aircraft maintenance,flight operation charter,charter brokerage services (http://www.medavia.com)
Frequency: 131.1
SITA: MLAMDXH

This is the best information I could find, other sources implies that this airfield is unavailable for international flights. However, my info could be obsolete.

Both ends of the runway (02/20) have VOR/DME approaches.

pattern_is_full
25th Feb 2011, 20:41
Google Maps image (dated 2011, FWIW) shows asphalt surface - some possible degradation of the high-speed turnoffs (sand?) - VASI lights installed for wider rway. Seems to be one twinjet bizjet/airliner ~100ft/30m in length on ramp.

At least one 737 has landed there since 2008 (hijack diversion after landing refused Cairo).

FlightAware gives a weather FORECAST for HLKF - but not an actual observation.

Fuel and staffing are likely to be very uncertain in current situation.

For life and death emergency evac, and depending on aircraft size, I'd rate it as "possible" but recommend a daylight low pass and visual inspection before landing. You just never know what some idiot(s) may have done to the surface in the past few days/hours.

gofer1
25th Feb 2011, 20:50
thanks Buddy. Flight in to-day rumoured to have aborted due blockage...trying tomorrow but can't get any current facts ...

Thunderbug
25th Feb 2011, 20:54
CFMU saying that the only libyan airfield open is HLLT (Tripoli)

CFMU NOP (https://www.cfmu.eurocontrol.int/PUBPORTAL/gateway/spec/index.html)

gofer1
25th Feb 2011, 20:54
Appreciate the help...rumours of flight aborted to-day due blockage....trying tomorrow for lift of 60 guys .....any hard facts appreciated...long way to go for a lo pass then abort ...harder onthe 60...

spannersatKL
25th Feb 2011, 21:15
Try these people they advertise 3 flight a week there?
Home Page (http://www.airlibya.ly/)
Good luck

pzu
26th Feb 2011, 01:55
KUFRA just about 70 years ago!!!

1st March actually see

Kufra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kufra) scroll to WWII section

The guys in question had probably never heard of H.............!

PZULBA - Out of Africa (Retired)

finnman
26th Feb 2011, 20:03
call gulf pearl in tripoli, they will know and are very good